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3:18 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Oneidas Opening New Casino Near Syracuse

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The Oneida Indian Nation has announced plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where Oz author L. Frank Baum was born.

Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Nation, tells the Syracuse Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/1wSda3w ) the casino will open in the spring in Chittenango, 14 miles east of Syracuse.

The Oneidas announced plans for the Yellow Brick Road Casino four days after a state panel recommended licensing three non-Indian casinos, including one 42 miles west of Syracuse.

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WAMC News
4:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Alert In NY, Mass. And Vt. For Abducted 5-Year-Old

Kenneth White
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An Amber Alert has been issued in three states after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home in eastern New York by two men wearing black ski masks.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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New England News
8:23 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Arrangements Set For Former Springfield Bishop

Credit Diocese of Springfield

Funeral arrangements are set for the former leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in western Massachusetts.

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New York News
8:17 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo Hospitalized

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Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.

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New England News
8:48 am
Sat November 29, 2014

EPA: Bennington Landfill In Good Shape

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says remediation efforts at a former Bennington landfill and hazardous waste site appear to be working as planned.

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New England News
8:45 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Power Restored In Vermont

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Vermont's largest electric utility says its crews have restored power to all customers left in the dark by the first major snowstorm of the season.

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New York News
6:18 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Homeless Woman's Stun Gun Spurs 2nd Amendment Case

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The highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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New York News
6:15 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Saratoga Springs Museum Digitizing Records Of Harlem Hellfighters

A New York museum is digitizing the post-World War I personnel records of thousands of soldiers in a storied all-black regiment lauded by the French for its wartime exploits but essentially shunned by the U.S. military.

About a quarter of the approximately 10,000 personnel cards of the Harlem Hellfighters have been scanned and downloaded to databases posted on the New York Heritage and the New York State Military Museum websites. The regiment's formal name was New York National Guard's 369th Infantry Regiment.

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WAMC News
3:15 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Reports: Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Media outlets citing unidentified sources are reporting that the grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Last Exit Opens On NYS Thruway

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

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